Dhanesha receives ASH fellow award

Nirav Dhanesha, PhD, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Dr. Anil Chauhan’s lab, received an American Society of Hematology (ASH) Fellow Scholar Award. The ASH Fellow Scholar Award has financially supported hematologists in their early career for more than 30 years. Dr. Dhanesha, along with ten other fellows across the country, will receive $100,000 to support […]

Quality and Safety Symposium 2018, Poster Session

Posters from multiple colleges across the University of Iowa, from both sides of the river, were represented at this year’s session. More than 60 posters documenting a wide variety of activities from better handoffs to managing pharmaceuticals more safely and efficiently were on display. As with years past, the session encourages works in progress to […]

You Make a Difference in Internal Medicine

The University of Iowa Health Care Making a Difference program is designed to recognize individuals who have performed in an exemplary manner, consistent with the goals of service excellence, and with a commitment to quality care. From August to October, seven members of our department were nominated by colleagues and patients for a variety of […]

Dedication of the Dr. Richard E. Kerber Echocardiography Laboratory

“He wasn’t trying to be tough, he just loved to teach,” sonographer Shelly Gilbert said. Ms. Gilbert was describing the intimidation she felt when she first started working with the late Dr. Richard Kerber. Quickly, though, she said, she came to appreciate his deep wells of knowledge, good humor, and his “genuine love for Echo.” […]

Mengeling to assess veteran care

Michelle Mengeling, PhD, Associate in the Division of General Internal Medicine, has received a three-year, $1M grant from the VA’s Health Services Research and Development service to design measurement tools to evaluate critical aspects of VA’s network of community providers, particularly those in in the Veterans Choice Program (VCP), which was developed in an effort […]

Iowa continues CDC infection prevention research

Three years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first funded researchers at the University of Iowa to study infection prevention activities and expand the surveillance of healthcare associated infections. The UI was one of six Prevention Epicenters tasked with “conducting innovative infection control and prevention research.” That work continues as a multidisciplinary […]

Geriatric Patient-Aligned Care Teams in Department of Veterans Affairs: How Are They Structured?

Article: Geriatric Patient-Aligned Care Teams in Department of Veterans Affairs: How Are They Structured? Authors: Jennifer L. Sullivan, Marlena H. Shin, Omonyêlé L. Adjognon, Kenneth Shay, Kimberly Harvey, Orna Intrator, Enzo Yaksic, Jennifer Moye, and Samantha Solimeo Journal: Geriatrics 2018, 3(3), 46 Abstract: Geriatric Patient-Aligned Care Teams (GeriPACT) were implemented in the Department of Veterans […]

Much to be thankful for

Happy Day After Thanksgiving, whether you are shopping, abstaining from shopping, or just still digesting yesterday’s meal! For those whose clinical assignments are such that you have been able to take advantage of this brief fall break, I hope you are enjoying this time with the people who are important to you. For those who […]

Lentz delivers Sherry Lecture at AHA

Steven R. Lentz, MD, PhD, Hamilton Chair in Hematology and Hematology Section Chief, presented the 2018 Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture in Thrombosis at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions. In a lecture entitled “Vascular Stress Management: Oxidative Mechanisms in Thrombosis and Stroke,” Dr. Lentz presented an overview of his investigations of reduction oxidation, or […]

Huang delivers Coburn Lecture at ASN

Chou-Long Huang, MD, PhD, Director of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, delivered the Jack W. Coburn, MD, Endowed Lectureship during the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week in San Diego last month. Dr. Coburn was an esteemed Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. In a special tribute following his passing, […]